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Help!! Peavey Mark IV + Peavey 215D BW

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jesuskno, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. jesuskno


    Jun 7, 2010
    Hi friends.

    Today found a real bargain.
    A man owned a peavey mark IV and a cab
    Peavey 215 BW.
    He bought the team in 1987 and use for 3 years.
    Then the peavey was stored until it has
    for sale.
    I know, bought it because I actually bought a
    1987 amp new in 2010 lol.
    But I found a poblem.
    The speakers make a weird vibe, it seemed that
    vibrating the fabric front. I've removed the fabric and even
    Keep doing.
    I thought... could be the tightening of the cone,
    because for many years without use, so I
    connected my mp3 and I'm leaving through the
    Has anyone come up with something similar or can know that
    Thank you all.
  2. The old BW speakers had a foam dust guard inside the rear vent. Over time these can break down and become the dust they are supposed to prevent. If the dust makes it into the coil it can cause vibration. Try removing the basket from the magnet and cleaning the coil cavity with masking tape on a toothpick. Reassemble and see if this helped.
  3. Plstrns


    Feb 4, 2010
  4. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    also these speakers can unglue --- not a big issue.. a speaker place can do it for must a few bucks.
  5. jesuskno


    Jun 7, 2010
  6. Plstrns


    Feb 4, 2010
    Sweet, 2x 1501's! That Mk IV was my first bass head, my first cab was a 1810. That's what Peavey pushed back in the day!
  7. jesuskno


    Jun 7, 2010
    Thanks Plstrns.

    Peavey's web say two 1502-8 BW
  8. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    Congratulations on your new Peavey rig. I still have that very same rig myself, and I still play it out at gigs every so often. It'll produce some great tones and move some serious air. I hope you can get the speaker problem solved.
  9. rok51


    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    +1 I have had many issues with the raw aluminum framed Black Widows-and Scorpions-coming unglued either at the surround (outside of the cone) or at the spider. When it happens, it sounds like the cabinet is trying to give you a "raspberry", lol! I don't know if the newer, coated frame speakers still have the problem or not. Having seen evidence of a white powder near the failed glue joint has made me wonder whether the aluminum was simply corroding and coming loose rather than the actual glue failing...
  10. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    its a gkue failure from trying to hide the joint ----

    I dont post HOW to fix as a quality speaker ony shop carges 10-15 to fix.

    I cant tell you how many of these I've bought for 10 and fixed in 10 mins --- any peavey shop will know about this
  11. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    sweet classic rig.
    nothing says bass like 2 15's. ;)

    on a side note..I have a Mark VIII head.
    the end.
  12. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    back in the day, I gigg 2000+ times with airline travel - zero issues----- my svt lasted about a month
  13. Plstrns


    Feb 4, 2010
    I don't believe they make the 1501's anymore.
  14. jesuskno


    Jun 7, 2010
  15. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I have been using my MKIV since I bought new back in '83, won't part with it for love or money.

    I have used that cab (try it with 2 of 'em!) and many others over the years and always felt that the MKIV was 'voiced' for 2x15 cabs.

    Congrats on a great rig!

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